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Past Events

Nov 7 - CWC Virtual Pictionary

Open to all Wellesley alumnae - Join your fellow Wellesley siblings on Sunday, November 7 from 8-10pm Central time for some fun and games during our Virtual Pictionary Night in the comfort of your own home. Whether you're an artist or a stick-figure drawer, you can put your drawing skills to the test with this virtual spin on the classic game. First and second place winners will win Amazon gift certificates and Wellesley swag!

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Open to all Wellesley Alumnae - Want a chance to connect with Wellesley alumnae from across regions, career levels and industries? Join your fellow alums for a Wellesley Alumnae Virtual Speed Networking event on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. Central time. Use this unique, free networking opportunity to accelerate the growth of your Wellesley network,  develop your personal brand, and practice your self-introduction or elevator pitch!  

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This event is open to only members of the Chicago Wellesley Club! Call to Action and Participate - attend the Quarterly Open Board Meeting of the Chicago Wellesley Club. This Virtual Open Board Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Only those who RSVP will be able to attend.

Oct 16 - CWC Connects: In-Person Wellesley Mixology Class

Join your Wellesley siblings to learn how to make some Wellesley-themed cocktails and enjoy some bonding over an in-person Mixology class.   We will be guided by a professional mixologist who will demonstrate how to make these unique Wellesley themed cocktails at Nobody's Darling in the Edgewater section of Chicago on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 2-4pm Central.

Aug 21 - CWC Connects: Outdoor Dinner @ The Smith

Join your fellow Wellesley siblings for some good food, great drinks and Wellesley fun at an in-person outdoor dinner. We will be dining at The Smith in the River North area of Chicago on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 6-8pm Central.

June 6 - CWC Virtual Pictionary

Open to all Wellesley alumnae - Join your fellow Wellesley siblings on Sunday, June 6 from 8-10pm Central time for some fun and games during our Virtual Pictionary Night in the comfort of your own home. Whether you're an artist or a stick-figure drawer, you can put your drawing skills to the test with this virtual spin on the classic game. First and second place winners will win Amazon gift certificates and Wellesley swag!

May 23 - The CWC and Race: An Open Forum

Only CWC alumnae - Join your fellow CWC alumnae on Sunday, May 23 from 3-5pm Central time for an open forum and conversation about the CWC and Race. As the first Wellesley alumnae club to participate in anti-racism training sessions, we are proud of what we have learned and accomplished in partnership with WRJI. We recognize, however, that anti-racist work is an ongoing conversation and that the CWC is a work-in-progress. We have scheduled this open forum to provide an opportunity for board members to share our experiences with the WRJI trainings with Club members and answer questions.

May 15 - CWC Annual Meeting featuring Professor David Lindauer and Professor Akila Weerapana

Only CWC alumnae and guests - Join your fellow CWC alumnae on Saturday, May 15th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central time for the CWC Annual Meeting featuring Professor David Lindauer and Professor Akila Weerapana. We will recap the year and engage in a conversation with Professor David Lindauer and Professor Akila Weerapana. Professors Lindauer and Weerapana look forward to speaking with the CWC about the economic challenges of our times. They will answer questions about falling national income, high unemployment, immigration, international trade, inequality, climate change and other current economic issues.

May Supper Club

It's all about conversation over food and drink! Join us for virtual Supper Club when we toast the green Class of 2021.

April 30 - CWC International Black Women's History Month Sibling Circle Celebration!

Open to all Wellesley Alumnae - Join us on Friday, April 30 from 5:30-7:30pm Central time for our Virtual Sibling Circle series and celebrate International Black Women's History Month by learning how to make some amazing dishes inspired by historical International Black women while learning about International Black Women's history. This event will also share a brief history of headdresses worn by Black Americans in America and a demo on wrapping styles and technique. Recipes will be sent out to those who RSVP so you can gather your ingredients. We will have a live demo and spend some time chatting and eating, at home-but together. 

SIGN UP - The WCAA and the CWC present "Wellesleyscapes" Virtual Paint Party!

The WCAA and the CWC invite you to join us for a Wellesley Alumnae Virtual Paint Party, "Wellesleyscapes," on Sunday, April 18th from 3-5pm Central Time (please note Central time zone!) 

 

We will be painting 4 different Wellesley-themed mini-canvases:

  • The Galen Stone Tower
  • Lake Waban
  • Graduate hoop rolling
  • Iconic Wellesley Lamp post

This is a paid event at a cost of $50 per registrant inclusive of paint kits and instruction.

April 18 - "Wellesleyscapes" Virtual Paint Party! - RSVP closed

Open to all Wellesley Alumnae - The WCAA and the CWC invite you to Wellesley Alumnae Virtual Paint Party, "Wellesleyscapes," on Sunday, April 18th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Central (please note Central time zone!). 

We will be painting 4 different Wellesley-themed mini-canvases:

  • The Galen Stone Tower
  • Lake Waban
  • Graduate hoop rolling
  • Iconic Wellesley lamp post

This is a paid event at a cost of $50 per registrant inclusive of paint kits and instruction.

March 26 - CWC Sibling Circle  Virtual Happy Hour Series - Post Lunar New Year Celebration!

Open to all Wellesley Alumnae - Join your Wellesley siblings for a virtual Post Lunar New Year Sibling Circle Happy Hour Celebration. Learn how to make some lunar new year themed cocktails, "Orange Blossom" and "Lychee Nut" with the food pairing of Dongzhi Tang Yuan (sweet dumplings), a traditional Lunar New Year snack on Friday, March 26th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m Central time.

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Open to all Wellesley Alumnae - Want a chance to connect with Wellesley alumnae from across regions, career levels and industries? Join your fellow alums for a Wellesley Alumnae Virtual Speed Networking event on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 3-5 p.m. Central time. Use this unique, free networking opportunity to accelerate the growth of your Wellesley network,  develop your personal brand, and practice your self-introduction or elevator pitch!  

Feb 12 - CWC Virtual Happy Hour Series - Sweetheart Sibling Circle!

Open to all Wellesley Alumnae -Join your Wellesley siblings for our virtual Sweetheart Sibling Circle Happy Hour and learn how to make some sweetheart drinks ("Roses are Red" and "Wellesley Violets are Blue") and the food pairings of Tomato and Cheese Hearts and Powdered Donut Cakes. Friday, February 12th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m Central.

Feb 7 - CWC Virtual Trivia Night!

Join your fellow Wellesley Siblings for some fun and games during our Virtual Trivia Night in the comfort of your own home, Sunday, February 7th; 8-10pm Central Time.

Oct 25 - CWC Virtual Trivia Night!

Join your fellow Wellesley Siblings for some fun and games during our Virtual Trivia Night in the comfort of your own home, Sunday, October 25th; 8-10pm Central Time.

Sept 27- CWC Virtual Movie Discussion led by Paul Hurder

Join your fellow Wellesley siblings in a lively and spirited discussion of the 2003 American drama film, "Mona Lisa Smile, " led by special guest Paul Hurder on Sunday, September 27, 3-5pm Central. RSVP for discussion topics and zoom information.

Join the Supper Club for a socially-distanced in-person dinner at the home of Sarah Longley '04.

July Supper Club

July's Supper Club theme is Campfire Dinner for July 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

CWC Celebrates (and Annual Meeting) on May 2!

The Chicago Wellesley Club is excited to host our 2020 Annual Meeting celebration using a virtual event format. We will welcome Professor Chudy who will present on the relevant topic of "Race in Politics." Click on the title for more information.

March Supper Club @ Rice 'N Bread

For March, we're taking a restaurant recommendation from a Supper Club regular and heading to a BYOB restaurant for Korean bibimbop and burgers.

Help Us Make a Difference

We are one of 80+ alumnae clubs around the world with the mission to connect alumnae to each other and the college. Volunteers serve as club leaders and committee chairs, help organize events and outreach programs, participate in mentoring and admission opportunities, and serve their community.

Winter Spotlight - Judith Roth -

Naomi Roth '85 hosts a special walk-through of the art studio of her late mother and local Chicago artist, Judith Roth. Commentary by Professor David Sokol of UIC will also be featured.

Help Us Make a Difference

We are one of 80+ alumnae clubs around the world with the mission to connect alumnae to each other and the college.

December Supper Club @ Crisp

As the holidays approach, we are headed to a more casual (less expensive), hole-in-the-wall restaurant with awesome food.

CWC Book Club: Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje

From the best-selling author of The English Patient, a new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are shaped by their unwitting involvement.

June Supper Club @ Spacca Napoli

Burrata so good that it is life-changing? Amazing pizza? Yes, please! We are going back to a neighborhood classic for some authentic Neapolitan-style pizza.

Around Town - Tiki Party

The amazing Helen Marshall '77 will be hosting a Tiki party at her home's fully decked-out lounge/art installation/museum space, aka The Trade Winds Lounge.

Around Town - Adler After Dark

Exclusively for adults 21+, Adler After Dark offers you open access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment at Adler Planetarium. 

Around Town - Matinee of Love, Loss and What I Wore

We're watching the matinee and going out for drinks afterwards! Based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, "Love, Loss and What I Wore" by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces that cover all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying first bras, mothers, hating purses and why women wear only black.

February Supper Club at Fat Rice

Logan Square's Fat Rice gets rave reviews! It is part of the growing 'fusion' trend and offers creative, globally inspired Macanese-style food (a blend of southern Chinese and Portuguese cuisines).

Western Suburbs - Tour of Fermilab

Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Did you know it also has a large restored prairie, a herd of bison, a science center, an art gallery and beautiful architecture?

Class of 2022 Send-Off

The Chicago Wellesley Club Admissions team invites you to a morning of tea, sweets, and conversation. 

May Supper Club - Yassa African Restaurant

We are heading back to the South side for May! We will be trying out a well-reviewed restaurant (previously featured on "Check, Please!") that serves Senegalese fare, including traditional stews and whole fish. 

Around Town - RBG the Movie

"RBG" is the revelatory documentary exploring the exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has become a pop culture icon. 

Weekend Getaway to Lake Geneva

The plan is to get a big Air BNB house, and spend the weekend together - brunches, daytime activities individually or as a group, and dinners together. 

Zoolights - Hot Cocoa

For those who haven't been to Zoolights at the Lincoln Park Zoo, this is your chance to enjoy the lights with the Chicago Wellesley Club!

2017 Holiday Tea

This year's event features a mix of traditional and new activities. Come join the fun!

Friends of Art -- Wellesley Woman with a Camera

Train View presents a new body of work made during weekly 2-hour Amtrak commute between Chicago and Bloomington/Normal, IL from 2014 to 2016. The photographs record the beauty of the Midwest landscape in changing seasons and weather, and the ways in which the land is used, developed and inhabited.

Video Game Art Gallery Tour

Founded in 2013 in the lively game community of Chicago, Video Game Art (VGA) Gallery seeks to increase cultural appreciation, education and critique of video games and new media.

Supper Club at Havana

For September's Supper Club, we are heading out for some delicious Cuban food at Havana.  

High Tea with the Giants

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park offers 29 master works of sculpture for public viewing situated within 100+ acres of prairie landscape on the campus of Governors State University.

Spring Salon with Pamela Robertson Wojcik

Pamela Robertson Wojcik is Professor in the Department of Film, TV and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame and President Elect of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. She will discuss her new book Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in Film and Fiction.

Wellesley College Friends of Art invites you to a guided tour and viewing of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition:

Merce Cunningham: Common Time

We’ll start with brunch at Inspiration Kitchens: “At Inspiration Kitchens we’ve always believed in using food as a vehicle to change lives...

Holiday Tea

This year's event promises to be a stand-out as we conclude our year-long celebration of the club's 125th anniversary!

Election Night Party

Regardless of political affiliation, this is a historic election - with a Wellesley alum running as the first female candidate for President of the United States!  

Come join us for a day of giving back to the community, helping the Greater Chicago Food Depository sort, bag, and whatever else they need help with to serve our Chicago Community!

Kate Sama’s ’03 husband opened this brewery about six weeks ago. So what better way to further break it in than a crowd of Wellesley beer enthusiasts!

Please join Chicago Wellesley Friends of Art for a tour of the Burnt Generation: Contemporary Iranian Photography exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College led by Karen Irvine, curator and associate director of the MoCP.

Come rock out with an urban bonfire night! Sarah will be hosting a party in her courtyard, with the goal of really starting summer off with a bang.

Join Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra for Opening Night, featuring Andrew von Oeyen and Fabio Bidini in Poulenc’s jazzy Concerto for Two Pianos, followed by Mussorgsky’s popular orchestral showcase.

Alumnae Achievement Awards

The Achievement Awards, which have been presented annually since 1970, are the highest honor given to Wellesley alumnae.